Photographer's Note

The Vietnamese Chams live mainly in coastal and Mekong Delta provinces. They have two distinct religious
communities, Hindu or Balamon, which constitutes about 15-20% of the Cham, and Muslim or Cham Bani,
constitute about 80-85% of the Cham, and while they share a common language and history, intermarriage
between the two is taboo. A small number of the Cham also follow Mahayana Buddhism. In Cambodia, the Chams
are virtually Muslims and so are the Utsuls.

This man is a Muslim and in An Giang Province. He is quite happy before going to the temple for late evening praying.

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